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Old June 7 2014, 02:57 AM   #1
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Do you listen to radio?

I've been bugged lately by a survey company calling me on the phone to get me to do a survey about my habits listening to the radio. I finally had to tell them to quit calling. I don't listen to radio much at all, certainly not enough to keep a journal of which stations and how often for a week. I used to listen to the radio when I was young--we always carried transistor radios around, but now I only turn it on in the car if I'm driving for an hour or more. Even then I usually either listen to my thoughts or to CDs.
Who listens to radio today? Does satellite radio make it worthwhile?
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Old June 7 2014, 03:02 AM   #2
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Re: Do you listen to radio?

I listen every day to a local station. I love easy listening.
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Old June 7 2014, 03:12 AM   #3
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Re: Do you listen to radio?

Absolutely never. Don't have one, don't like having to listen to it when in someone's car or having a coffee out.

EDIT: do people still "have" radios?
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Old June 7 2014, 03:15 AM   #4
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Re: Do you listen to radio?

I sometimes listen to classical music on public radio in the car and at the gym. Rarely at home.
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Old June 7 2014, 03:18 AM   #5
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Re: Do you listen to radio?

Only on the way to and from work.
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Old June 7 2014, 03:23 AM   #6
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Re: Do you listen to radio?

Only when I'm in the car. Especially when I need to check the traffic (here in NYC it's almost mandatory). Otherwise, I alternate between sports radio and classical. But once I'm out of the car ... if I want to listen to anything I don't already own, I fire up Pandora.
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Old June 7 2014, 03:24 AM   #7
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Re: Do you listen to radio?

Arbitron?

Driving to work and on the job weekdays, I have a news/talk station on to keep up with what's going on. Oldies (60s-70s) on the way home. Weekends in the car it's oldies or classic country, maybe a classic rock station.

I have a ton of stuff on a Zune that I play when I'm working in the shop nights and weekends, from jazz to rockabilly to blues to country. Playing some Jimmie Vaughan now.

I like a lot of stuff; I don't really fit into one of those "target" demographics.
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Old June 7 2014, 03:27 AM   #8
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Re: Do you listen to radio?

Very rarely. The last time I listened to the actual radio was in January 2013 during the Tasmanian bushfires.

I do listen to some radio podcasts mainly science related ones.
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Old June 7 2014, 03:27 AM   #9
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Re: Do you listen to radio?

Usually only in the car; at home, I listen to my MP3 player.
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Old June 7 2014, 03:48 AM   #10
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Re: Do you listen to radio?

I have to say that I love radio. I was obsessed with it from an early age and wanted to be a radio guy. One Christmas my parents gave us three kids little portable record players. I commandeered my brother's record player, and with two of them I would do my own radio show in my bedroom.

Once I discovered Monty Python I started reproducing sketches with a cheap microphone and two cassette recorders, with sound effects from a cassette I found at Radio Shack.

In high school I wrote and produced a comedy sketch called "Chamionship Boxing." I used equipment borrowed from the music department and did all the voices. It actually turned out pretty good. I only had one copy of the finished product and I don't know what happened to it.

Later, much later, I decided to try broadcasting school.

I was bored the entire time. Everything they were teaching I had already learned on my own. My dream of a career in radio was ruined, and it's probably for the best. By that time the industry had changed so much that if you weren't a "celebrity" you didn't stand a chance at making a decent living at it. I couldn't do talk, I wasn't good at "morning zoo." The things I was good at weren't in demand any more.

But hey. This thread isn't about me. It's about radio, something I love.

Continue.
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Old June 7 2014, 04:30 AM   #11
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Re: Do you listen to radio?

I have 2 radio stations pre-set in my car: K-Love Christian radio and a country music station SOLELY for listening to the NASCAR races. I do not know who is currently popular on secular radio.
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Old June 7 2014, 08:02 AM   #12
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Only in the car.
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Old June 7 2014, 08:04 AM   #13
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Re: Do you listen to radio?

What is this?
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Old June 7 2014, 08:26 AM   #14
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Re: Do you listen to radio?

Very rarely. I prefer the CDs I have in the car, or my music library at home on the PC. Radio just doesn't cut it anymore.
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Old June 7 2014, 08:48 AM   #15
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Re: Do you listen to radio?

Only in the car.

I usually listen to a station that broadcasts classic rock, but sometimes I listen to classical or opera on public radio. When there is something politically relevant going on, I often listen to a station that broadcasts Parliament sessions and political commentaries (generally neutral or across the political spectrum).
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